Meaning of BEND in English

BEND

noun hard, indurated clay; bind.

2. bend ·noun a band.

3. bend ·noun turn; purpose; inclination; ends.

4. bend ·vi to be inclined; to be directed.

5. bend ·vi to bow in prayer, or in token of submission.

6. bend ·vi to jut over; to overhang.

7. bend ·noun ·same·as caisson disease. usually referred to as the bends.

8. bend ·vt to apply closely or with interest; to direct.

9. bend ·noun the best quality of sole leather; a butt. ·see butt.

10. bend ·vt to cause to yield; to render submissive; to subdue.

11. bend ·noun a knot by which one rope is fastened to another or to an anchor, spar, or post.

12. bend ·vi to be moved or strained out of a straight line; to crook or be curving; to bow.

13. bend ·vt to turn toward some certain point; to direct; to incline.

14. bend ·vt to fasten, as one rope to another, or as a sail to its yard or stay; or as a cable to the ring of an anchor.

15. bend ·noun one of the honorable ordinaries, containing a third or a fifth part of the field. it crosses the field diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base.

xvi. bend ·noun a turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road.

xvii. bend ·vt to strain or move out of a straight line; to crook by straining; to make crooked; to curve; to make ready for use by drawing into a curve; as, to bend a bow; to bend the knee.

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